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Dr John T Gilmore


John Gilmore was educated in Barbados and in England, where he did his undergraduate and postgraduate study at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (BA, 1977; MA, 1981; PhD, 1985).   He lived and worked in Barbados for fourteen years, including four years teaching at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies, before coming to Warwick in 1996, where he taught in the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies.  He joined the Department of English in 2009.

Research interests

Satire; the history of translation in the eighteenth century; British and Caribbean literature in the long eighteenth century in English and Latin; issues relating to the reception of classical literature and to Latin, race and gender; and the history of cultural relations between China and the West, especially in the period from the eighteenth century to the present, and with a particular focus on Western representations of China.  

Select publications

A-Z of Barbados Heritage (Oxford: Macmillan Caribbean, 2003)          

Edition of J. W. Orderson, Creoleana: Or, Social and Domestic Scenes and Incidents in Barbados in Days of Yore and the same author’s The Fair Barbadian and Faithful Black (Oxford: Macmillan Caribbean, 2002)

The Poetics of Empire: A Study of James Grainger’s The Sugar-Cane (London: Athlone Press, 2000)

Faces of the Caribbean (London: Latin America Bureau, 2000)


Teaching and supervision

During 2009-2010, I have taught on the MA in Translation Studies, and for the undergraduate modules on the Epic Tradition and Modes of Reading, as well as supervising PhD students.    I am interested in considering research proposals in eighteenth century British literature (in both English and Latin), in Caribbean literature (particularly in the period before c. 1900), and on topics relating to literary representations and/or translation issues in the history of cultural relations between China and the West.


Associate Professor

H533; email